You do not only acquire knowledge for yourself, but also to improve the world. In order to solve today’s ever-changing problems, the world needs people who can look beyond the boundaries of their own areas of expertise, people who are able to work with specialists across other fields. By combining knowledge from different specialists, the best ideas are brought together.
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Philosophy or Physics? Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics? Law or a Linguistics? One of the distinguishing features of a Liberal Arts and Sciences program is that you can combine these. The Liberal Arts and Sciences educational concept is based upon the idea that today’s most complex problems can no longer be solved with a mono disciplinary approach. Our program allows you to find a Bachelor’s program that suits your interests and passions. You can construct your own academic program, tailor-made to your individual interests. In doing so, our program prepares you for a world whose demands and challenges grow more complex each year, while preparing you for the Master’s program or the job of your choice.
Liberal Arts & Sciences at UCR
University College Roosevelt offers a Liberal Arts and Sciences program and is based on the American Liberal Arts and Sciences model. This means that students live and study together on an international campus located in Middelburg (Zeeland). The Liberal Arts & Science program involves the ability to combine courses in different fields such as Law and Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, or even Philosophy and Physics.
Generally, students focus on two to three related fields of study, resulting in combinations such as Politics, Law, and Economics (major: Social Sciences); History, Literature, and Antiquity (major: Arts & Humanities); or Earth & Environmental Science and Biology (major: Science). We have also seen interdepartmental combinations such as Mathematics and Music; Anthropology, Law and Life Science; and Literature and Cognitive Science.
One of the distinguishing features of UCR is our emphasis on undergraduate research. Since we believe that studying is essentially about asking the right questions and having the methodological tools to answer them, all of our students take mandatory courses in research methodology. Moreover, students will be involved in research projects from their first semester onwards. Many of our former students have conducted original research, together with their professors, and presented the results at conferences or in academic journals.
Do you have broad interests and don’t want to limit yourself to just one area of expertise? Do you like discussions and debates and do you want to be challenged in an international environment? Liberal Arts and Sciences is for curious young people who want to develop themselves in multiple fields of study. Contact us for more information!